Looking Ahead: Kraken Worth Your Attention

Andrew Santillo

2021-12-31

The Immediate Fix (Grab this guy and use him for the next several days)

Warren Foegele, LW/RW, Edmonton Oilers (Available in 99% of ESPN leagues, 84% Fantrax, 95% Yahoo)
– So not sure if there's any movie buffs out there, but for anyone who has seen the movie Moneyball, there is a scene where Brad Pitt's character is telling his scouts in a meeting about different players that he wants on his club. When he's asked why for each, he repeatedly looks over to Jonah Hill's character who calmy says that they're interested in that player, "Because they get on base." It's the same thing here but a spin on it, why do we like Warren Foegele? Jonah Hill isn't in the room with me (as far as I'm aware), but I'll tell you why, because he plays on a line with Connor McDavid.

Like most clubs out there, the Oilers have been hit hard with COVID forcing them to change up their lines and that has meant that Foegele is now playing alongside McDavid and Zach Hyman, who on their own have been a good two-man combo so far this season. The offensive production for Foegele has been good as of late as well, with three points in his last five games with 12 shots on goal. He's seeing time on Edmonton's second power-play unit as well and guess who happens to play on both power plays? That would be number 97 for more great correlation. Edmonton does shake up their lines a fair bit, so I can't say that Foegle will be a permanent fixture on line one, but for the time being it may be worth it to make room for Foegle on your roster.

The Building Block (Buy now, sit back and enjoy the production)

Jared McCann, C/LW, Seattle Kraken (Available in 68% of ESPN leagues, 26% Fantrax, 78% Yahoo)
– Everyone come quick! Seattle's top line (as of recently) is fully correlated on power play one. Centering a line between Jordan Eberle and Jaden Schwartz is a good spot to be in and being the lowest owned of the trio, he could have some nice fantasy value.

Now the first line as mentioned of Schwartz-Eberle-McCann does have a large sample together of jus